NCCIA2010 Workshop notes
Renew and Recharge your Web Design
- Use validators on webdev toolbar
- http://ie6funeral.com/ - Google dropping support for IE6
- Semantic mistakes - http://achecker.ca/checker/suggestion.php?id=37
- Good font info - http://webdevfoundations.net/5e/chapter3.html
- good peer review rubric
Wordle... pretty cool.
Wireless Lan Standards
- 802.11 - 2Mpbs
- 802.11b - 11Mbps
- 802.11g - 54Mpbs (2.4GHz)
WEP and WPA are weak security
- 802.11n - 600Mbps
- renamed 802.11-2007
- Uses MIMO (Multiple Input / Multiple Output)
- spatial multiplexing - sending independant streams in paralel
- Notation 2x3:2 - max # of transmit signals (allows up to 4x4:4)
- Get 802.11n (2.4GHz or 5Ghz or both)
- can use 802.11a/g/n modes... or only n
Game Design - Free tools
Presentation by: Brad Swearington, Wake Tech
- What makes the level fun - follow your instincts
Player Ergonomics - no learning by death
Level Flow - keep the player moving
Rhythm - roller coaster vs highway
Difficulty - don't make it too bad
Wow Factor - the water cooler moments (you want people talking about the game)
Hooks - setting your game apart from others
$99 license for students - 25% for after $5000
Check out whizzle Unreal game with UDK. You can download and run.
Good tutorials - http://www.hourences.com/book/tutorialsindex.htm
VMs from a Distance
RAM - Requires a lot - each VM needs memory (so that SWAP is not used)
Processor - fast
Diskspace - need enough for each
Use USB harddrives rather than Flash drives - much faster
Simulation / Serious Games
Using Vicious and Unreal Engines
A simulation game that requires you to create a barrel of pills. Uses the Unreal Engine to teach an employee how to use an expensive piece of hardware.
A Flash-based game that enables a user to understand how they must prepare for clean-room work.
Innovative Game Program
Only have to offer SGD11,112,114 (modeling),212,289 to have a SGD program, idea is to have the courses online through CPCC (through overloads).
5hr classes - 2 in class/3 online - students are not even required to go to the 2hrs lecture. How?
Many of the classes do not have books. How?
Imagine Cup competition - http://imaginecup.com/default.aspx
Where top 6 in world competition.
This year they sent 6 teams. One is in national competion.
The goal of the class is the competition!
Service learning - use TechConnect (have DME students teach the hs students). To learn, you retain much more (80%) when you teach! Have students teaching the classes!
Ask Ron Williams about college classes at highshools.
XNA is THE app for game development according to Farhard. Microsoft based. http://www.xna.com/. Windows Phone (mobile) 7 also being announced.... based on XNA.
Instruction resources for BB... http://www.cpcc.edu/its/digitalmedia/Self%20Service/version-2-getting-started
HTML5 is the competion for Flash, according to Farhard.